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I DECIDED TO MAKE A MASK FOR HOLLOWEEN THAT I COULD WEAR WHILE RIDING MY MOTORCYCLE

I STARTED WITH A SPARE HELMET THAT I HAD WHICH HAD A BROKEN FACE SHEILD THAT I COULD NOT FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR

I DID NOT WANT TO ALTER THE HELMET AT ALL SO THAT IT WOULD STILL TECHNICALLY BE DOT APROVED
SO IT BOLTS ON TO THE OLD FACE SHIELD HOLES

THIS ALSO SERVES AS A MASK FOR A HAUNTED FOREST I WORK WHERE IF YOU GET TO CLOSE TO CUSTOMERS THEY HAVE A TENDENCY TO PUNCH SO I MADE IT OUT OF FIBERGLASS AND NOW I CAN GET CLOSE AND IF THEY PUNCH I DONT CARE

Step 1: STEP1 GATHER SUPPLIES

MATERIALS
   HELMET---HAD LAYING AROUND
   RANDOM HELMET FACE SHIELD-- HAD LAYING AROUND
   ROLL OF FIBERGLASS MATT---- HAD LAYING AROUND
   5 POUNDS MODELLING CLAY
   GALLON FIBERGLASS RESIN
   QUART BONDO
   2 INCH WIDE NYLON WEBBING--5FT
   5/8 BLACK NYLON ROPE--35FT
   BLACK THREAD
   RUSTOLEUM SPRAY PAINT--- HAMMERED SILVER
   SPRAY PAINT---- FLAT BLACK

TOOLS
   DREMMEL WITH CUT OFF WHEEL, DRILL BIT, SANDING AND GRINDING BITS
   SAND PAPER
   SEWING NEEDLE--- I PREFFER A CURVED ONE
   KNIFE
   TORCH
   DISPOSABLE RUBBER GLOVES
  

Step 2: STEP 2 CREATE SHAPE

I PUT THE HELMET ON TOP OF A CAMERA TRIPOD SO IC OULD SCULPT IT AT EYE LEVEL
THEN I SCULPTED THE SHAPE OF THE MASK WITH CRAYOLA MODELLING CLAY ON TOP OF THE HELMET
YOU HAVE TO PUT CLAY OVER EVERY SURFACE YOU ARE GONNA FIBERGLASS SO IT DOESNT STICK TO HELMET THE RESIN WILL NOT STICK TO THE CLAY AND IF YOU SHAPE IT RIGHT IT WILL PULL OFF WITH LITTLE EFFORT

Step 3: STEP 3 FIBERGLASS

NOW YOU PUT THE FIBERGLASS ON THE CLAY

MAKE SURE YOU WEAR GLOVES AND A RESPERATOR WHEN WORKING FITH FIBERGLASS
THE CAN OF RESIN HAS INSTRUCTIONS ON IT FOR MIXING AND APLICATION
I PREFER TO USE SMALL STRIPS OF FIBERSHEET ABOUT 1 INCH WIDE AND 6 INCHES LONG THEN I DIP THEM IN THE RESIN AND PUT THEM ON TOP OF THE CLAY I COVERED THE ENTIRE THING WITH AT MINIMUM THREE LAYERS


Step 4: STEP 4 PREP FOR PAINT

AT THIS POINT I PULLED THE FIBERGLASS OFF OF THE HELMET  
I USED THE CUT OFF TOOL ON MY DREMEL TO TRIM THE EDGES OF THE FIBERGLASS
THEN I SANDED THE MASK AND PUT A SKIM COAT OF BONDO TO SMOOTH IT OUT THEN LET IT HARDEN AND SANDED IT AGAIN
I ALSO SANDED THE HELMET BECAUSE THE HIGH GLOSS SURFACE HAS TO BE SANDED ROUGH SO IT WILL TAKE PAINT

I PAINTED THE HELMET WITH FLAT BLACK PAINT

I PAINTED THE MASK WITH RUSTOLEUM HAMMERED METALLIC SILVER WHICH CAME OUT SHINY SO I THEN DUSTED IT LIGHTLY WITH THE FLAT BLACK TO MAKE IT LOOK OLD AND BATTERED

Step 5: STEP 5 FACE SHIELD AND MOUNTING

THE NEXT STEP IS TO MAKE THE FACE SHIELD
USE THE DREMEL CUT OFF TOOL TO CUT A SPARE FACE SHEILD TO THE SHAPE OF THE OPENING
THEN USE THE DRILL BIT IN THE DREMEL TO DRILL HOLES IN THE MASK AND THE SHEILD
THEN DRILL HOLES THAT LINE UP WITH THE HOLES IN THE HELMET
THEN BOLT IT ALL TOGETHER

Step 6: STEP 6 MAKE THE DREADLOCKS

HE DREADLOCKS ARE MADE OUT OF 5/8 NYLON ROPE SEWED TOGETHER WITH  NYLON WEBBING FOLDED OVER THE TOP

THERE ARE 2 ROWS OF DREADS
THE FIRST IS MADE OF 21 28INCH LONG PEICES OF ROPE
THE SECOND ROW IS MADE OF 9 15INCH LONG PEICES OF ROPE

WHEN CUTTING TH ROPE TO LENGTH I HEATED THE KNIFE UP WITH A TORCH SO THAT THE ROPE WOULD NOT FRAY

Step 7: STEP 7 MOUNTING THE DREADLOCKS

I USED THE DREMEL AND DRILL BIT TO DRILL 2 ROWS OF HOLES INTO THE BACK SIDE OF THE MASK

THEN I SEWED THE NYLON WEBBING TO THE HOLES

THIS HAS TO BE DONE OFF OF THE HELMET

Step 8: FINAL PRODUCT

NOW I PUT IT ALL BACK ON THE HELMET

<p>From the date on the pic of you, this was 8 years ago. Just curious. Have you grown up yet? LOL</p>
<p>if your wearing the right jacket i think the dreads wouldnt hurt.....much.</p>
Pretty cool. Been looking for an <a href="http://bestmotorcyclehelmet.net" rel="nofollow">interesting motorcycle helmet design</a>&nbsp;for some time now! &nbsp;Not sure my girlfriend would like to see me as Predator but what the hey... :)<br> <br> I have almost all the supplies except for the modelling clay so I'm almost there!<br> <br> Will report back how it looks...
What about the clay? Once u remove the clay, there will be a gap between the helmet and the fiberglass. how did u deal with that?
Do the dreads slap you in the back when you ride?
those dreads gotta hurt at freeway speeds....totaly cool thou i am gonna have to try this with my old kbc helmet see how it comesout before i mess with my shoei.... probably the same price as skull skins but much better... part where im lost thou is when you put the fiberglass shell back onto the helmet (of course you removed the clay) how does it actualy fir and stay put?
Wonderful work! Unique if anything.<br>One thought: If asked, it's not legal to actually wear it while driving, right?
i think it is by technicality it bolts on to existing holes in a dot aproved helmet so technically i didnt alter it and i havnt been pulled over yet
i want to do a master chief helmet to go with the game theam my buddy has going on (he is building a light cycle out of a sport bike)
This looks brilliant! I always love practical costume ideas; good job. <br>Also, Caps Lock is the button on the middle left of your keyboard.
DUDE!!! THAT IS TOTALLY SICK!!!!!<br><br>FANTASTIC!!!!!
Rad.... totally a cool idea. Also given that it essentially slips on your existing helmet you aren't changing the structural integrity of the helmet itself. May have to do this myself....
I was never much of a predator fan but I really like the dreadlocks. I bet they look awesome flying out behind you while riding.

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